Economic Gateway http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov City of Elk River Economic Development News RSS Feed Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:26:28 -0800 en-us Local company contributes to national security http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15281 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 8000 15:17:00 -0800 Getting rid of old and unexploded munitions is a serious challenge because burning or detonating munitions can be expensive as well as hazardous to the environment and to human health. Since 1996, ... Give Experiences to Job Seekers http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15594 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 8000 15:17:00 -0800 Solution to "a little too much" Holiday shopping for a friend or relative who is unemployed or managing a difficult work situation brings its own challenges. In years past, job search exp... Startup Successes http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15593 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know: Minnesota is no. 16 in venture capital dollars Minnesota startups have found great success in Minnesota over the last few years, despite challenges like raising capital (we’re n... Financing for business http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15280 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Building a business is a capital-intensive process. Business expansions necessitate serious risk-taking and resources. Sherburne County is committed to advancing area businesses. It partners with E... Innovation http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15592 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota is a great place for innovation Minnesota is a great place for innovation – it’s embedded in our identity. Earlier this year, Minneapolis was named as one of th... Mainstreams: Landmark has turned a corner http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15600 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The fruits of Keith and Debbie Johnson’s labors as owners and operators of Landmark Motel and Extended Stay are starting to pile up. People have certainly noticed the physical transformation ... Resources for business http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15279 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 8400 15:15:39 -0800 There are many challenges associated with starting or expanding a business, from finding adequate financing to attracting skilled workers. Thankfully, Minnesota has great resources for businesses. ... Could your company benefit from a talented STEM intern? http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15436 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Receive a 50 percent cash match on your intern's wages – up to $2500 through SciTechsperience SciTechsperience is a free, statewide, state-funded internship program that connects small fo... Partnering for growth http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=15278 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Growing a region’s economy is a monumental feat. It requires participation and investment from an array of entities and individuals, from public and private organizations to citizens and busines... Preserving historic structures http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14870 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Elk River’s water tower is nearly a century old. The structure on Jackson Street near downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Constructed in 1920, the water to... A mecca for manufacturing http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14869 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 4000 15:13:58 -0800 The medical device industry has been thriving in recent years, driven in part by an increase in demand brought on by an aging population that fuels the need for new treatments for a range of ailments.... Encouraging a vital local business community http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14868 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce is focused on energizing the local business community by promoting member businesses, advocating for business concerns, building business connections and providi... Ensuring building safety http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14867 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 4400 15:12:37 -0800 October was fire prevention month. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, three out of five fire deaths occur because homes don’t have functioning fire alarms. Fire safet... Leading the way in energy conservation http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14539 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 1997, the Minnesota Environmental Initiative chose Elk River to be held up as a leader in renewable energy products, services and technologies. Since then, it’s been living up to the nickname... Boosting rural economies http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14538 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rural regions in the U.S. too often rely on the success of one or two key industries for survival. But boom and bust cycles have repeatedly demonstrated the need for economic diversification. More ... Incentives for job creation http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14537 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 0000 15:10:56 -0800 Job growth is important for every community. Increasing the proportion of quality jobs available is essential for long-term economic growth. But expanding a business requires sizeable investments. ... Minnesota once again leads the Midwest in annual energy efficiency ranking http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14474 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota is the only Midwest state ranked in the top 10 of the annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. The state’s ninth ... Minnesota has resources for businesses http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14536 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There are many good reasons to do business in Minnesota. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked the state #5 in the nation for economic climate and #2 for quality of life. Minnesota’s Department of ... Minnesota's organic farming industry shows steady growth, USDA survey shows http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14473 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Minnesota ranks ninth nationally in organic production and sales with double-digit growth that mirrors trends around the country  Cow milk was the most valuable organic product in Minnesota in... Strong Economy Outpaces US for 4th Consecutive Month http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14472 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 9600 15:09:51 -0800 All MSAs saw job gains in past 12 months In August, the Minnesota unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.  Th... Four Questions with Gabrielle Gerbaud http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14471 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Sun, 23 Jan 3200 15:09:43 -0800 Executive director, Minnesota Trade Office What led you to the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO)?  My experience at Polaris involved everything from sales to operations. I represented Polaris in L... Loan program helps boost efficiency, bottom line http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14058 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know that 30 cents of every dollar spent on energy in a commercial building is wasted due to inefficiency? Taking steps to improve energy efficiency isn’t just good for the environment; ... For clean-energy jobs, sky's the limit http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14470 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 ... Welcome to DEED! http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14469 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 ... Disability and Employment Awareness Month http://econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news/?item=14468 econdev.elkrivermn.gov/elk-river/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 October is Disability and Employment Awareness Month. It’s a great opportunity to consider what job seekers with disabilities bring to the table. Linda Jenkins worked with DEED’s Stat...